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The Cyclic Riley #1 1 answer

Here we go, a classic Riley with a twist!

My firsts are the firsts of the days;
My middle is the middle, not lacking;
My lasts is the last of an n-term series;
And my whole is the whole of a cycle.

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  • $\begingroup$ oooh what happens when you rot13( pyvpx ba gur gvgyr )!!! very interesting! $\endgroup$ – Alto Oct 23 at 1:45
  • $\begingroup$ What is this? Seems really cool! $\endgroup$ – Voldemort's Wrath Oct 23 at 1:48
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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of The Cyclic Riley #1 $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Oct 23 at 1:53
  • $\begingroup$ Unless it is important to the question, may I suggest using the cyrillic "a" instead of the weird bar? i.e. duplicаte instead of duplicate. javascript $\endgroup$ – Hugh Oct 23 at 2:05
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    $\begingroup$ Other option that might work is dupl$ $icate... $\endgroup$ – Alconja Oct 23 at 4:35
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I think the answer is

Month

My firsts are the firsts of the days;

Monday

My middle is the middle, not lacking;

nt - "not" lacking the middle letter.

My lasts is the last of an n-term series;

nth

And my whole is the whole of a cycle.

Monthly cycle.

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  • $\begingroup$ Had the same, but decided not to post, because "lacking" didn't seem to fit in there. $\endgroup$ – Bass Oct 23 at 9:31
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    $\begingroup$ @Bass I've just had a thought that it might be instead "nt", that is "not" lacking a letter, is this a better fit? $\endgroup$ – hexomino Oct 23 at 9:35
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    $\begingroup$ Lacking the middle letter nonetheless! @hexomino $\endgroup$ – JMP Oct 23 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ @JMP yes, that's probably it then $\endgroup$ – hexomino Oct 23 at 10:35
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    $\begingroup$ Nice answer! The green check, escorted by a crew of fifteen reputable bodyguards, is searching its way to your Puzzling account. Please be patient ;) $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Oct 23 at 11:34
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I think you are a:

Sundial

My firsts are the firsts of the days:

SUN - Sunday is the first day of the week.

My middle is the middle, not lacking;

DIA - Diameter is the middle of a circle. Diameter is also a unit of linear measurement of magnification power (which is related to the not lacking part)

My lasts is the last of an n-term series;

L - A constant l is often used to represent the last number in a n-term series.

And my whole is the whole of a cycle:

A sundial can measure seasonal cycles/time.

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  • $\begingroup$ why... this sounds so plausible, yet it's not the intended answer. sorry and keep it up! $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Oct 23 at 8:05

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